home: favourite thing [ cushion ]

home: favourite thing [ cushion ]

If you are looking for a pop of colour in your living room, then look no further than these gorgeous striped velvet cushions from Made.com.

Available in three colour ways, which we love, the wide stripe cushion will lift any sofa.

[ £25 ]


home: trend [ stripes ]

home: trend [ stripes ]

Stripes are in and out of favour continually and currently we see them with both a natural feel in linens, natural colours and soft tones, but also in bolder starker contrasting tones that make a statement within an interior.

Not a pattern to clash with varying stripes on different homewares but great clashing with florals or bold block colour prints.

Main picture guide

Top row

Vase £14 Nordic Nest / Cushion £13.50 Trouva / Rug from £75 RugOnline

Middle row

Cushion £45 Design Vintage / Bedding £35 Bed and Bath Emporium / Bedding from £12 Secret Linen Store

Lower row

Vase £8 Ikea / Armchair £995 Cox & Cox / Cushion £68 French Bedroom Company

home: favourite thing [ ceramics ]

home: favourite thing [ ceramics ]

As the sales are over there is plenty of new arrivals in stores. One brand we have always got excited by is Habitat and it’s ceramics and this new collection is as good as ever.

With a focus on vases, ther is lots of splatter paint effects, stripes and ombre, all in a multitude of colours, and we love them.

[ prices start from £20 ]

Head to habitat.co.uk to see the selection.

home: trend [ stripes ]

home: trend [ stripes ]

We have seen stripes before in interiors with the monochrome and nautical trends. This time around we take a more subtle approach to this look with narrow stripes on ceramics, texture in wallpapers and structured furniture.

When accessorising a room pick out simple pieces with a minimal feel – block coloured vases and pin stripe ceramics / varying stripes on soft furnishings such as cushions and rugs. The popular colour choice will always be black and white but if you want to introduce other colours keep it relatively neutral with beiges and greys, and even bring metalic tones of gold and bronze.


Bringing stripes onto a wall can be a brave decision, but if you limit it to one wall and use just two colours of similar tone you can create a real focal point, but it doesn’t need to dominate the room. Pale colours like moss green and powder pink work great. If you fancy some wallpaper consider a textured option – a really contemporary way to get stripes into a room [ take a look at grahambrown.com ].


Another idea of how to bring this trend into your home is to use two or three narrow stripes in a hallway or running up stairs. This brings interest to areas which otherwise might be quite plain. Stick to one colour and run them the full length of a wall or stairscase.

When it comes to furniture don’t think you need to go out and and buy heavily striped units or chairs. One statement armchair can really help bring this trend into a living room, although keep the rest of the furniture neutral. Alternatively find pieces that give the illusion of stripes. For example the Hay dining chair [ pic 5 ] with metal frame or a storage unit like the made.com chest of drawers [ pic 9 ] using panels across the front creating a subtle striped pattern.

1. Cushion – istome.co.uk [ £25 ]
2. Vase – habitat.co.uk [ £40 ]
3. Set of 2 ceramic pots – thedenandnow.co.uk [ £36.50 ]
4. Marble & wood bookend – westelm.co.uk [ £44 ]
5. Dining chair – futureandfound.com [ £119 ]
6. Tile – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £6.80 ]
7. Textured wallpaper – grahambrown.com [ £9 ]
8. Rug – Ikea.com – [ £15 ]
9. Chest of drawers – made.com [ £349 ]

home: nice price [ cushion covers ]


home: nice price [ cushion covers ]

When it comes to well priced, on trend homeware you don’t need to look much further than H&M.
New for Spring is an array of colourful pcushion covers, including Geo prints, Stripes and Tropical designs. [ All at £3.99 ]
With these prices it makes it so easy to update your sofa or armchair on a regular basis. Mix prints and colours for a bright fresh look for the coming season.
Available now at hm.com

home: trend [ Fresh Nautical ]

home: trend [ Fresh Nautical ]
The Nautical trend is back, but this time with a more simple feel. It’s less about marine animals, rope features and bunting, and focuses on stripes [ of varying width ] and subtle hints to the sea through ceramics and soft furnishings.
This trend shouldn’t make your room look themed. Cushions are a great place to start – mix and match different prints, or maybe place a searchlight inspired light in the corner of a room to get the look .
Colours to think about are Blue, Red, White and Grey, and fabrics are very utilitarian [ Linens and Wools ].


1. Bowl – Thomas Paul at magpieline.com [ £27 ]
2. Cushion cover – hm.com [ £3.99 ]
3. Rug – Ikea.com [ £15 ]
4. Light – made.com [ £129 ]
5. Blanket – labourandwait.co.uk [ £220 ]
6. Pendant shade – johnlewis.com [ £45 ]
7. Cushion – minimoderns.co.uk [ £35 ]
8. Wallpaper – Marimekko at johnlewis.com [ £49.95 ]